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Hard Scrabble; observations on a patch of land.

Graves, John

Hard Scrabble; observations on a patch of land.

by Graves, John

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Published by Knopf; [distributed by Random House] in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Somervell Co., Texas.,
  • Texas,
  • Somervell Co.
    • Subjects:
    • Country life -- Texas -- Somervell Co,
    • Somervell Co., Texas

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS521.5.T4 G7 1974
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 267 p.
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5427068M
      ISBN 100394483863
      LC Control Number73021857
      OCLC/WorldCa793476

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      Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land (second volume of "Brazos" trilogy), Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), , reprinted with new introduction by Rick Bass and new afterword by the author, Southern Methodist University Press (Dallas, TX),   His account of restoring the farm and his keen observations about rural life life became "Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land" in Other books include "From a Limestone Ledge" and Author: Joe Holley.


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The Author reveals his affection for the Texas hill property he calls Hard Scrabble and shares anecdotes about local people and places. His writing about the farm and country life continued, with Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land, published inand From a Limestone Ledge ().

The latter, which collected essays that Graves had published in Texas Monthly magazine, was also nominated for a National Book : August 6,Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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